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Ayr United 2 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Ayr United 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Scottish Alliance League
Ayr United scorers: Thow 12, Mitchell 50
Aberdeen scorers: Mackie.

20/04/1938 | KO:

Young Dons Drop Points At Ayr

McCLOY BRINGS OFF GRAND SAVES

There was plenty of incident in the play of both teams when Ayr "A" met Aberdeen "A" at Somerset Park, Ayr, last night In an Alliance League fixture.

Ground and ball both favoured a fast game, and both sides responded well, with Ayr the better opportunists, and that was about all there was to it.
Aberdeen's positional play was good all through, but they failed when it came to close quarters on more than one occasion. Warnock and Taylor started off in great style, but were subdued long before the end, and the most attractive play came from the left wing, where Currer and Skea were always a thorn in the flesh of the home defence.
It was from a well-placed cross by Skea that Aberdeen got their only counter, the ball being fisted out by McCloy to Mackie, who headed home in good style.
Twelve minutes after the start a low shot from Thow deceived Kelly, the ball passing between him and the upright.
Five minutes after the resumption, Mitchell broke through the Aberdeen defence to score from close quarters.
McCloy was exceedingly lucky in the second half when he shoved the ball over the bar for a corner following a terrific drive by Taylor.
On another occasion Scott, who was generally well held by Halgrove, just failed by inches to get at the ball in the goalmouth with McCloy well beaten.
Newton and Dunlop were powerful defenders for Aberdeen, while forward, Currer and Skea were the pick of a lively front line. For Ayr, two veterans, R. Smith at centre and James Smith at back, were about the pick, with Mitchell a good forward.

Source: Press & Journal, 21st April 1938

Ayr United Teamsheet
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Kelly, Newman, Newton, Mackie, Dunlop, Devine, Warnock, Taylor, Scott, Currer, Skea.
Venue: Somerset Park, Ayr
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